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Two Ohio Health Systems Merge Orthopedics Programs

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Summa Health Systems and Crystal Clinic, both based in Akron, Ohio, have merged orthopedic programs, according to a report in Crain's Cleveland Business.

The new joint venture, called Crystal Clinic Orthopedic Center, will act as a "hospital within a hospital" and house the merged inpatient, outpatient and physician practices.

Construction on a $100 million stand-alone facility was delayed due to rising interest rates but is expected to begin again once financial markets open back up, according to the report. The center is being temporarily housed at Summa's St. Thomas Hospital. Outpatient procedures will be offered at Crystal Clinic's locations in Akron, Barberton, Cuyahoga Falls, Green, Kent, Medina, Montrose and Stow.

Read Crain's report about the Summa/Crystal Clinic orthopedics merger.

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